Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award

Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award

Recommendations for this award must be made in writing by two LVMA members (one of them may be a board member) and must be presented to the LVMA Board at a formal meeting and approved by a majority voice vote.

This award was changed from the LVMA Service Award to the Dr. Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award in August 1997 in recognition of outstanding service to the community and to the veterinary profession.

Those eligible for the award are in two categories:

  1. Veterinarians who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.
  2. Non-veterinarians who have made an outstanding contribution to veterinary medicine.
  3. It is suggested that Board members not be eligible during their term of office.
The following is a list of past recipients:
Year Winner
1997 Everett D. Besch, DVM
1998
1999 C. Wayne Roberson, DVM
2000 Robert Hammatt, DVM
2001
2002 L. Mike Cummings, DVM
2003 Fred G. Bourgeois, DVM
2004 George Gowan, DVM & Steve Nicholson, DVM
2005 Renee A. Poirrier, DVM
2006 Billy J. Robinson, DVM
2007 Mike Strain, DVM
2008 Martha Littlefield, DVM
2009 Stephanie Johnson
2010 Dominic Cangelosi, DVM
2011 John Mauterer, DVM and Debra Mauterer, DVM
2012 George Brandon, DVM
2013 David P. Hesse, DVM